Tommy Johnson

Triathlon Coach

I've always been a cyclist. I can't remember ever not riding a bike. As a teenager, I rode to the swim club for fun and swim team workouts. In high school I rode to stay in shape during the summer for the upcoming football season. In college my bike was my transportation. After college I was able to afford my first 'really nice bike' - a Trek 2200. Club rides and races followed. Cycling continued to be my sport for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fast forward to 2004. I had just completed an MBA degree and was looking for a new challenge. I'm very goal oriented and having something to work towards brings me great satisfaction. "Get back into bike club rides and races," I thought. I was surfing bike race websites and came across websites for triathlon races. "I already have the cycling background. I swam some in high school. All I have to do is add the running," was my thinking. After my first race in Las Cruces, NM, I was hooked. Triathlon is now my "lifestyle".

As your coach, it's my job to know the science of training and use it appropriately to help you reach your goals. We aren't pro triathletes with unlimited time to train. We all have other commitments – families, children, work, school, etc. Together we'll design a plan that takes into account your real life situation and that accomplishes your goal. Along the way you will have an enjoyable and exhilarating experience training and racing.

Certifications

  • USA Triathlon
  • USA Cycling
  • RRCA Running Coach
  • Training Peaks Certified

Notable Races

  • Ironman - Arizona, Texas, Canada, Louisville, Florida
  • Ironman 70.3 - Texas, Buffalo Springs (7 times, my favorite race), New Orleans, Austin, World Championships

Testimonials

  • "Tommy has all of the attributes that I was seeking in a coach when I was preparing for my first Ironman event. He is positive, motivating, encouraging and also gives me a real kick when I need it. He is accessible and provides data-driven coaching that has served me well in reaching or exceeding my race goals in every race I've trained for and entered under Tommy's coaching. I have a great athlete/coach fit with Tommy; I simply couldn't want for a better coach. Currently, Tommy is coaching me to my 4th Ironman event, at which we plan for me to achieve yet another PR." — Karen
  • "Tommy has coached me for over four years now; I could not be more pleased with his coaching skills and his attention to detail. Tommy has taken the time to understand my limitations of being an older age-grouper (55) and tailored my training to meet my specific needs. He truly listens to me and knows when to increase intensity or back off to avoid injury and excessive fatigue. Tommy is a great coach and one I highly recommend." — Bob

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